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A production survey of sugarmakers

A summary of the current state of maple production in New England is based on surveys returned from approximately 163 sugarmakers in April, 2009.

Alternative fuels for evaporators

Wood chips, wood pellets, and used vegetable oil can all be used to fire properly adapted evaporators. Each has advantages and challenges.

Ask Proctor

Could the sugar maples have broken bud during unusually warm January temperatures?

Avoiding equipment trouble

Common problems with sugaring equipment and how to avoid them.

Conducting and understanding experiments in maple operations

Research studies must follow certain rules in order for the findings to be valid. This column discusses a few of these simple rules: comparison of treatment vs. control, replication, dealing with natural variation, and statistical validity.

Effects of Moisture and Fertilizers on Sugar Maple Seedling Growth

Two ways to help satisfy the need for more high-quality sugar maple trees (Acer saccharum Marsh.) are by establishing plantations and by supplementing natural regeneration. To gain basic knowledge of seedling requirements for this species we studied the effects of soil moisture and nutrient levels on the growth of sugar maple seedlings in their first 3 years.

Energy use in maple operations

A summary of a presentation on energy efficiency in maple production.